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The popular Be At One chain comes to Smithfield offering a lengthy cocktail menu, upbeat music and happy hour deals.

Ranked #666 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
Part of the Be At One group

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

16:30 - 00:00

TUE

16:30 - 00:00

WED

16:30 - 00:00

THU

16:30 - 02:00

FRI

16:30 - 02:00

SAT

16:30 - 02:00

SUN

16:30 - 23:00

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By Anna G.

Popped in here one night after work with a colleague for their Happy Hour. Lovely friendly staff who helped me pick a cocktail based on what I like. I went for a 'Santa's Last Job' which was delicious! They also have a hugggee range of cocktails so will be back here very soon to work my way through them! :P


By Jasmin P.

I booked a space for my leaving do but when I arrived (on time), only half of it was available as other people had taken it. The bar was really small and over crowded and the manager refused to open the downstairs bar. It took around 20 mins to get served as the bar was so packed with no space to stand. When we did get served the bar staff was rude. If they had opened the downstairs bar I think a lot more people would have been happier. I won't be returning and my colleagues were not impressed.


By Emma O.

Live round the corner from this gem of a bar. Staff are lovely... a lot of fun. 100s of cocktails on the menu - all the classics + variations, more elaborate ones, and some really weird ones (they're the best) and if you can't decide they'll whip you up their own signature drink. New menu is great - had the blueberry muffin last night and they do a espresso martini the italian 007 would be proud of. Busy during the week, quieter at the weekend - as is the nature of bars/cafes in The City - 241 till 8pm tues-sat and all night on monday. Can see this place becoming the Achilles heel of my degree.


By A T.

A fantastic little bar - great cocktails served by a really upbeat and friendly team. Myself and my colleagues were very well looked after on Saturday evening and I would thoroughly recommend this bar to anyone.


By Kelly H.

The Be At One group has been a success story of the economic downturn. Fun and cheap with a bar practically on every corner, they are the easy choice for a night of cocktails and giggles.

The Venue
Be At One Smithfield occupies prime real estate right on the edge of Smithfield Market, and this bar sticks to the tried and tested look that has made this chain such a success. The bar is the centrepiece of the action, where the staff look to be enjoying themselves at least as much as the customers and row upon row of spirits sit messily – unashamedly so. And that’s what’s so great about Be At One – these bars have mastered the ‘lived in’ look. This is a place that sits closer to pub than bar when it comes to the aesthetic, with its dark woods and rich colour scheme of browns, creams and yellows. The place hasn’t been dressed up as something it’s not, and that’s all too rare these days.

The Atmosphere
Be At One is synonymous with fun, and the Smithfield bar is no different. This is a place where the bar staff are encouraged to be a little bit crazy and get involved in the action, from drinking games to cracking jokes with customers. It’s a real feel-good place where staff remember your name and how you like your drinks. It’s no wonder that Be At One has spawned some of the best cocktail barmen and women in the industry right now, offering great training for the future of the capital’s drinking scene.

The Drink
The cocktail menu is expansive at Be At One, with a lengthy list of classics and twists on the old favourites. At full price you’re looking at £7-£8 a drink, but they regularly host incredible happy hours with BOGOF deals and cut-price cocktails that can drastically reduce the bill. In terms of the quality, the cocktails at Be At One Smithfield are good. They aren’t exactly premium but they are tasty, packed with a nice hit of alcohol and all-too easy to drink. The menu is divided into different sections depending on your own individual tastes, which makes choosing your drink quick and easy despite the huge volume of choice.

Especially good are the dessert-like cocktails. The Brazilian Monk, for example, is barely even a cocktail it’s so creamy and delightfully sickly. Comprising Frangelico, dark creme de cacao, Kahlua and two scoops of vanilla ice cream, it’s an alcoholic milkshake that will destroy your diet. The same goes for the Kahlua Banana (1/2 ripe banana, Kahlua, half and half, vanilla ice cream) - at least this one has fruit in it... that’s healthy, right? If you don’t like sickly sweet drinks then they do the whole range, from an alcohol-heavy Old Fashioned through to a sparkling Bellini.

The Last Word
Be At One has not only survived the recession, but has continued to grow throughout it. And it has done so as one of the best places for value for money cocktails in London.

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